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St. Augustine Tea Party’s Take on the Proposal to Remove Monuments

October 31, 2017 12:00 pm by: Category: News 1 Comment A+ / A-

By Jessie Rowan | gargoyle@flagler.edu

One of the St. Augustine statues proposed to be moved downtown.

Around the country and previously implemented in 23 American cities, the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments is in full swing.

According to The New York Times Co., there are more than 19 other cities proposing to remove monuments within public areas around the country, which many believe symbolize and celebrate the dark Civil War era.

Right in our own backyard of St. Augustine lie targeted Confederate statues. Now proposed for removal, the monuments were allegedly brought to the attention by Rev. Ron Rawls of the St. Paul AME Church.

Often seen on St. George Street waving flags, holding political signs or vocalizing their ideals—the St. Augustine Tea Party believes differently with regards to the Confederate monument removal plan.

“We don’t want the landmarks moved,” said St. Augustine Tea Party President, Lance Tate.

In the groups September 20th blog post, the group referred the removal proposal as “a statue rampage” which is tearing down America and deliberately throwing away history. They claim it is to produce chaos with efforts to transform humanity to the radical left’s collective utopian dream which according to the party, is completely un-American.